Hard alcohol made from fermented sugar
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What is rum made from?
Rum is a type of spirit that is made from sugar. Distillers make rum with a wide array of fermentation, distillation, blending, and aging techniques, but all rum has two things in common. First, it must be distilled from a sugar base: This can be fermented sugarcane juice, sugar syrup, molasses, or any liquid derivation of sugarcane.
What’s the difference between rum and Rhum?
Try This: Martinique-based distiller J.M. is a good place to start. Their gold rhum is made from sugarcane juice aged in bourbon barrels, resuting in an earthy-meets-fruity flavor. The Basics: Like rum, most ron (Spanish-style rum) is made by fermenting molasses, but it tends to be lighter in body and flavor.
What does rum taste like?
It is the most common style of rum and is a very subtle liquor, much like vodka with a sweet tooth. These rums are generally aged in stainless steel tanks for up to a year and filtered before bottling. This process gives light rums their clean, light flavor.
What is another name for rum in Jamaica?
Alternative Titles: kill-devil, rumbullion. Rum, distilled liquor made from sugarcane products, usually produced as a by-product of sugar manufacture. It includes both the light-bodied rums, typified by those of Cuba and Puerto Rico, and the heavier and fuller-flavoured rums of Jamaica.